MUMBAI: Volkswagen reached a milestone when it exported its 2,50,000th locally built car. The vehicle, which happened to be a Vento, was exported to Mexico.
According to the company, demand for the Polo and Vento in certain markets has been on the rise, with the latter being the third-highest selling model in Mexico. The country accounts for 80% of Volkswagen’s total export volume. The company claims that more than half of the cars produced at its Chakan plant are exported to Mexico.
Volkswagen India started export operations in 2011 with South Africa being the first destination for its cars. At present, Volkswagen cars are shipped to more than 35 countries spread across North and South America, Asia and Africa. In 2016, we had reported that the company had exported 1,85,000 cars over the course of 5 years.